Michel Allen Consulting (MAC) also known as Allen Projects is a visual arts consulting firm that focuses on Southern and more specifically on representing artists from the Memphis area. After working in the visual art market in New York from 1997 to 2010, Michel has decided to bring her experience home to support and promote Southern artists. A fifth generation Memphian on both sides of her family, Michel has a passion for everything Memphis!
Allen Projects opened its gallery in 2005 operated through 2010 in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. The gallery showcases visionary contemporary international art in a variety of media that specialize in technique based work. The gallery is dedicated in promoting ambitions contemporary artist at all levels of their career. The gallery's goal is to offer an inviting forum where collectors, curators and critics can discover emerging talent.
Southern entrepreneur and Allen Projects director, Michel Allen, has been curating exhibitions in New York since 2000. Originally launching her career in New York in Fall of 1998, Ms. Allen was recruited to work at artnet.com. Soon thereafter, she completed a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Visual Arts Management, where she also received a certificate in appraisals from NYU. Later she was then recruited to launch ART+AUCTION's artinfo.com and worked at Sotheby's in trust and estates. While working for ten years in art publishing, Michel was consulting and represented several artists, in which she works with today.
Site-specific work from the gallery has been included exhibitions recently in the following spaces:
In New York and surrounding area: Chelsea Art Museum, Chelsea,Franklin Riehlman Gallery, Upper East Side, NY, Jim Kempner, Chelsea, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Pulse, NY, ROOM, Tribeca & Westport, Sylvester, Amagansett, Brunschwig Fils, New York & Philadelphia, and Martin Gallery, New Orleans during Prospect 1.
In Memphis: Gallery 363, Crosstown Arts, Material on Broad and Biggs Powell.
The artists in the gallery have donated work to the following benefits this year: Art In General, Bronx Museum, BAM, and ALTSO's Hedgefund Rocktoberfest.